I was sent this in a text today from one of our customers:
No eggs today, my love has gone away
The carton stands forlorn, a symbol of the dawn
No eggs today, it seems a common sight
But people passing by, don’t know the reason why.
It was his response to my notification that we could not supply eggs this week.
When I received his reply, I thought “how creative!” and asked if I could use it in the blog post today. He said, “If Herman’s Hermits don’t mind – go ahead!” I had no idea it was based on a pop song from the late 1960’s. Just a few years before my ears would have paid any attention! I think it’s still pretty cute! Thanks for the laugh, George. Some of our other customers weren’t so nonchalant. I did warn them this would be happening though.
We have passed the autumnal equinox and the chickens will begin laying less and less. We’ve had a pretty good run though, this season. Now our last little group of buff manorcas has begun to lay. Small eggs, but they are still quite good and consistent.
We’ve had some really interesting eggs too. This one in Sue’s hand is a chicken egg! It was bigger than some of our duck eggs. It was too big to fit in any egg carton, so I put it in the fridge for us to use one morning. I just asked that, if she used it, and it was a double yolker, that she take a photo.
This is it! Took up fully the third of the bottom of a 9″ pie pan. Sue used it to make French Toast one morning. Wow!
We’ve also had some egg laying successes as well. Not long ago – maybe 3 weeks or so – we moved an Easter Egger hen from the RCW who was being picked on and deteriorating quite quickly (I believe I mentioned that a while ago). We put her in with the White Wanderer, who seemed quite glad to have some company. It took a few days for the brown girl to want to wander outside, but then she really got into it. She was eating better, her feathers started coming in nicely, she became energetic and quite cheerful. We saw her scratching around in the trench and under the large trees. Then, one fine day, she laid an egg! It was very small and quite thin shelled, but it signified she was on the road to a complete recovery. Gradually she laid on a more regular basis and the eggs became larger and thicker shelled. I believe she has made a complete recovery and is enjoying her best life as a Wanderer. Below is a photo I took of her eggs over several days, you are able to see some of the progression.
Let me share this one more bit of silliness with you. The other evening I took some sweet feed to the goats for their normal bedtime snack, placed their feed buckets on the floor of their house turned around and saw this. I laughed out loud because it looked like the goat had laid a little egg! it was funny!!! Guess you had to have been there.
Alright. That’s all the silliness for this evening. next time, I’ll have a more normal update for you. Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading!